Postpartum depression not just limited to women

While the condition is often associated with new mothers, recent findings suggested its prevalence among new fathers may be severely underestimated

Postpartum depression not just limited to womenIf left untreated, postpartum depression can have a range of complications such as difficulties in bonding with one’s child, overwhelming fatigue, suicidal ideation, etc. The study titled ‘Prevalence of depression among fathers at the paediatric well-child care visit’ was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Paediatrics on July 23. It is estimated […]

Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11

International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, for the first time classified gaming as a mental health disorder ; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine.The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide. It contains around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death

Evolving with the times, WHO makes significant changes in ICD-11International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), published by WHO, which classifies around 55,000 unique codes for injuries, has for the first time classified gaming as a disorder; has made a new chapter on sexual health; and also added a new chapter on traditional medicine. It provides a common set of information that allows health professionals to […]

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states study

Women who have an abortion may be no more likely to develop depression than women who don’t, a Danish study suggests

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states studyResearchers examined data on 396,397 women born in Denmark between 1980 and 1994, including 30,834 who had an abortion and 85,592 who had a baby. Overall, 15 per cent of the women had at least one antidepressant prescription. Women who had an abortion were 54 per cent more likely to take antidepressants in the year […]

Schizophrenia the most misunderstood mental illness!!

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder affecting over 21 million people worldwide. It affects approximately 1% of the population. This disorder can affect any gender and at any age, but the most common age of its onset is between 15 and 25 years.

Schizophrenia the most misunderstood mental illness!!Schizophrenia is characterized by distortions in thinking, perception, emotions, language, sense of self and behaviour. Some common experiences include hallucinations – hearing voices or seeing things that are not there and delusions – fixed, false beliefs. Worldwide, schizophrenia is associated with considerable disability and may affect educational and occupational performance. People suffering from schizophrenia often […]

Mental Illness: Govt approves first-of-its-kind mental health rehab institute

The National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) will be the first of its kind in the country in the area of mental health rehabilitation.  It will serve as an institution of excellence to develop capacity building in the area of mental health rehabilitation and also help the government to develop models for effective rehabilitation of persons with mental illness

Mental Illness: Govt approves first-of-its-kind mental health rehab instituteMental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. But, deteriorating mental health is a severe issue in the country. President Ram Nath Kovind had spoken about […]

Mental health: ‘Dangal girl’ Zaira Wasim coping with depression, pens down struggle

Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, who is popularly known as Dangal girl has penned down an emotional social media post, describing her on her ongoing fight with the depression. Depress is a mental illness, and in India out of 20 people 1 suffer from this mental disorder

Mental health: ‘Dangal girl’ Zaira Wasim coping with depression, pens down struggle“I am writing this to (finally) admit and confess that I, for a very long time have been suffering from severe anxiety and depression,” reads a post written by Zaira Wasim. Depression is a mental illness. But, most of the people who are going through this condition, do not accept this due to the fear […]

Budget 2018: Like TB patients, psychiatrists demand monetary aid for patients with mental illness

On Thursday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech announced about allocation of Rs 600 Crore nutritional support to TB patients in the country. As per experts, similar provisions should be made for patients suffering from mental illnesses

Budget 2018: Like TB patients, psychiatrists demand monetary aid for patients with mental illnessTuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs and weakens the immune system. Today, Rs 600 Crore nutritional support to TB patients in the country was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget speech. Similarly, the experts too demanded provision for patients suffering with mental illness. Dr Sagar Mundada, psychiatrist […]

Depression: ‘I didn’t want to be alive’, says Michael Phelps

Clinical depression is the more-severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. Swimming great Michael Phelps, who won 28 Olympic medals throughout his career, opened up about his battle with clinical depression at a mental health conference in Chicago

Depression: ‘I didn’t want to be alive’, says Michael PhelpsClinical depression is not just grief or feeling sad. It is an illness that can challenge your ability to perform even routine daily activities. At its worst, depression may lead you to contemplate, attempt, or commit suicide. Depression represents a burden for both you and your family. Sometimes that burden can seem overwhelming. After Bollywood celebrities like Deepika […]

World Disability Day: Special Olympics medallist Gauri Gadgil receives National award

The National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities are handed out by the Divya Sanjan, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Health. The awards are given in the categories of research institutes, outstanding staff, and research institutes working for luminaries. The International Day of Disabled Persons will be marked on December 03, 2017

World Disability Day: Special Olympics medallist Gauri Gadgil receives National awardThe Government of India declared National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities today. In total, Maharashtra received 5 awards in different categories. The distribution of these awards will be done by the President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on December 3, which is marked as World Disability Day. The awards are handed out […]

What links bipolar disorder and lying?

A national survey in the US found that over half of the people with the condition had experienced addiction to drugs or alcohol at some time. Addiction may fuel a tendency to lie

What links bipolar disorder and lying?Bipolar disorder is a mental illness marked by cycles of mania and depression. Apart from mood swings, a person with this condition may display a range of other unusual behaviors. People with bipolar disorder and their loved ones sometimes report that the condition entails a greater tendency to tell lies. While lying is not a […]